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Overpayment Scams

Dear Consumer Ed:  I posted an item for sale online and received an email from an interested buyer, saying he wanted to send me a certified check. He said the check will cover the cost of the item plus the expense incurred by the person who will pick up the item on his behalf. I am being asked to deposit the check and then wire a portion to the person picking up the item. Do you think this is a scam?

Can businesses refuse to accept cash payments?

Dear Consumer Ed:  Is it legal in Georgia for a business to refuse cash for payment of goods or services? Can businesses legally force consumers to pay with a debit or credit card?

What kind of licensing is a solar panel installer required to have?

Dear Consumer Ed:  I’m having solar panels installed on my home.  What kind of licensing is the installer required to have?

How can I found out if a vehicle I'm buying was salvaged?

Dear Consumer Ed:  How can I find out if the vehicle that I am interested in purchasing from a dealership is a salvaged vehicle?

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